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Department ofMechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Taylor recognized for teaching excellence

Dr. Michael Taylor has received the Award for Teaching Excellence in the School of Engineering. “Professor Taylor really cares about his students and wants them to learn the material and succeed.” This student comment is representative of the many accolades Michael Taylor consistently earns on his outstanding teaching evaluations.

“Professor Taylor really cares about his students and wants them to learn the material and succeed.” This student comment is representative of the many accolades Michael Taylor consistently earns on his outstanding teaching evaluations. His well-organized lecture notes, use of “real life” examples, and empathy for his students have been highly regarded since he joined SCU in 2015, but during a year of remote teaching brought on by a global pandemic, undergraduate and graduate students alike praised him for his adaptability, helpfulness, patience, and optimism. Dedicated to excellence in his department and in himself, he also led the development of a new graduate concentration, “Theoretical and Computational Mechanics,” in the master’s program in mechanical engineering, and he regularly participates in workshops to improve his teaching methods.

Announcements
[9/21] Intership opportunities
  • Internship opportunities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL):
    See more details and apply here
[7/21] Open lecturer positions AY21-22
[7/21] Internship opportunities
[6/21] New course offerings in Fall 21

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Chair: Hohyun Lee

Administrative Assistant: Peta Henderson

Mechanical Engineering
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Discovery and Innovation, Bldg. 402

408-554-4937